Loaded Mashed Potatoes

by Rebekahcooked up on November 14, 2016

Just in time for your Thanksgiving planning – check it out! I actually had something ready in time for the holiday!

 

Loaded Mashed Potatoes | PDXfoodlove

I love me some classic mashed potatoes. My favorite is when the skins are left on, and you hand mash them, so they are nice and chunky. Luckily Dave agrees – he was so nice to be game when I suggested we have Thanksgiving sides for dinner so I could make some blog recipes. Partners of bloggers sometimes have strange dinner arrangements.

And of course, plenty of butter and salt and cream go into a truly excellent mashed potato. If you are just as happy eating your mashed potatoes *without* gravy, you know you’re doing it right.

But Dave had a great idea to take this one a step further – why not throw in all the flavors we already love from baked potatoes, for a fun twist on the classic? I was all in. My only regret is not adding more bacon (I added a little more to the recipe).

Loaded Mashed Potatoes | PDXfoodlove

Sour cream and cheese are stirred straight into the potatoes and sprinkled on top, too, plus bacony crumbles and thinly sliced green onions. This would be great for any day, but I think it’s a fun update to a holiday favorite.

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